Awhile back, I decided to crack the code and learn to make properly caramelized onions and my life hasn't been the same since. I thought I'd share the process, in case anyone else is in the mood for life-change.
Step 1: slice a few onions. The onions will cook down a lot and it's kind of a long process, so you may want to make a bunch and then use them for different recipes throughout the week (in quiche, on pizza, in mashed potatoes, on a sandwich...). I have read that it matters which direction you slice the onion. In my experience, it does not.
Today I've been making a 30 foot long one of these that looks super cute stretched across the living room. I'll be sad to see it go!